101 Best Mother’s Day Quotes

on April 16, 2018

Motherhood is one of the most exhilarating and defining periods of a woman’s life. The entire experience of carrying a fetus in your womb, taking care of it till the last day of the pregnancy, bearing all major hormonal changes and bodily changes in order to give birth to a healthy baby at the end of the pregnancy period is an experience that changes a person forever. The beginning of pregnancy is actually the beginning of motherhood, a lifelong experience in taking care of your kids and making sure that they have the best life possible.

But this is just a conventional approach to this phase. It is time to change the notion that only women can be mothers, just because they give birth to the babies. Motherhood is a feeling, an emotion that can be experienced by a person irrespective of gender or any biological process involved. A single man can be a mother to his children, a woman can be nurturing towards her adopted kids, a gay man can be a perfect mother to his kid or a transgender woman can go through motherhood. Their bodies, gender or their fertility doesn’t determine their nurturance capabilities.

Saluting all these mothers for their tireless and thankless job, here are 101 Mother’s Day quotes. Here’s to the amazing mother figure in your life, or to the mother figure that you are to your kid.

101 Beautiful Mother’s Day Quotes

101 mothers day quotes

  1. “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”    –Washington Irving
  2. “But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.”    –Mitch Albom
  3. “If you can’t go back to your mother’s womb, you’d better learn to be a good fighter.”    –Anchee Min
  4. “The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.”     –Karl Lagerfield
  5. “No man is poor who has a Godly mother.”    –Abraham Lincoln
  6. “In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.”   –K Jemisin
  7. “Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.”    –Robert A. Heinlein
  8. “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.”    –George Washington
  9. “Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.”   –John Steinbeck
  10. “I don’t know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it’s something that anyone can make – pancakes, meatloaf, tuna salad – but it carries a certain taste of memory.”   –Mitch Albom
  11. “The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.”    –Jodi Picoult
  12. “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”   –Mitch Albom
  13. “He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.”   –K Rowling
  14. “You are evidence of your mother’s strength, especially if you are a rebellious knucklehead and regardless she has always maintained her sanity.”    –Criss Jami
  15. “A mother’s body remembers her babies-the folds of soft flesh, the softly furred scalp against her nose. Each child has it’s own entreaties to body and soul.”   –Barbara Kingsolver
  16. “You realize that you habitually thought of Mom when something in your life was not going well, because when you thought of her it was as though something got back on track, and you felt re-energized.”  –Kyung-Sook Shin
  17.  “…I have so many dreams of my own, and I remember things from my childhood, from when I was a girl and a young woman, and I haven’t forgotten a thing. So why did we think of Mom as a mom from the very beginning? She didn’t have the opportunity to pursue her dreams, and all by herself, faced everything the era dealt her, poverty and sadness, and she couldn’t do anything about her very bad lot in life other than suffer through it and get beyond it and live her life to the very best of her ability, giving her body and her heart to it completely. Why did I never give a thought to Mom’s dreams?”    –Kyung-Sook Shin
  18. “When you feel neglected, think of the female salmon, who lays 3,000,000 eggs but no one remembers her on Mother’s Day”    –Sam Ewing
  19. “May each of us remember this truth; ‘one cannot forget mother and remember God. One cannot remember mother and forget God.’ Why? Because these two sacred persons, God and mother, partners in creation, in love, in sacrifice, in service, are as one.”    –Thomas Monson
  20. “God know that a mother need fortitude and courage and tolerance and flexibility and patience and firmness and nearly every other brave aspect of the human soul.”    –Phyllis McGinley
  21. “Compassion is like mother giving love to her children. Mother’s ways are higher than others, even when everyone rejects, mother accepts with her arms open and wide.”    –Amit Ray
  22. “If I were asked to define Motherhood. I would have defined it as Love in its purest form. Unconditional Love.”    –Revathi Sankaran
  23. “I do not tell you often enough, dear Mother, how very grateful I am that I am yours. It is a rare parent who would offer a child such latitude and understanding. It is an even rarer one who calls a daughter friend. I do love you, dear Mama.”     –Julia Quinn
  24. “There is something about losing your mother that is permanent and inexpressable – a wound that will never quite heal.”     –Susan Wiggs
  25. “I went to bed feeling melancholy, wishing I could have poured out all my fears and insecurities to my mom. Wasn’t that what normal mothers and daughters did?”    –Richelle Mead
  26. “Think of your mother and smile for all of the good precious moments.”    –Ana Monnar
  27. “There is no one who takes care of us as lovingly as our mother does. She is our living God.”   –Mohtasham Usmani
  28. “Being a mother is not a matter of running through a succession of chores.”     –Naomi Stadlen
  29. “Father has a strengthening character like the sun and mother has a soothing temper like the moon.”     –Amit Kalantri
  30. “Mother’s ways are higher than others, even when everyone rejects, mother accepts with her arms open and wide.”    –Amit Ray
  31. “If I could be half of what my mother was, I’d be twice the man I am now.”    –Craig D. Lounsbrough
  32. “The beauty of being a woman is that even without children of your own, you can still be the greatest mother.”    –Gift Gugu Mona
  33. “Always, always, always love your mother.No one else will ever love you like she does.”   –Ibn Jeem
  34. “Mother is like the beacon of hope in the darkest hours, the light when the world comes tumbling down. Her unconditional love for us is the dawn sun that shines to give us fresh hope each day.”    –Ricky Saikia
  35. “Thy nature, the century points towards asylum,For thee being insane to this sensible world,But to me, thou art my loving mother.”    –Vinod Varghese Antony
  36. “If you think women are weak, remember they give birth to strong beings.”    –Shihab Kazi
  37. “I know my fickle heart still beats because of my mother’s heartbeat.”   –Ayokunle Falomo
  38. “When you are in trouble, the first thing you remember is your angel mother.”    –Debashish Mridha
  39. “My mother was an angel of light, love, and compassion.”    –Debashish Mridha
  40. “my mother is a good mathematician she was able to divide 3 eggs into 8 mouths equally every day”  –Ymatruz
  41. “Mom has a massive sunflower for a soul so big there’s hardly any room in her for organs.”    –Jandy Nelson
  42. “I look at the cake in my mother’s arms and think: here stands the only person in the whole world who’d go to such trouble for fractious, ungrateful me.”    –Sara Baume
  43. “She supposed this was the real definition of a mother – a woman who willingly allows her heart to break over and over again for her children.”    –J. Martin
  44. “The word mother must be replaced with the word extraordinary because they precisely are!”   –Mehmet Murat Ildan
  45. “In one way or another, you owe your life to Mother.”    –Richelle E. Goodrich
  46. “There are various names for god- Allah, Almighty, Jesus and hundreds of other names but the one I like the most is ‘mother’.”     –Shamshir Alam
  47. “Maa” The only word that holds power to give you strength when you are in pain.”     –Akansh Malik
  48. “As a child, I was very careful not to erase my mother’s writing on the chalkboard because I would miss her.”    –Joyce Rachelle
  49. “A mother’s lap is the strongest hub and school of each religion. In other words, the mother breezes and waves the religion since the mother is a religion.”     –Ehsan Sehgal
  50. “My mother is the one true hero of my life”     –H. Princess Raden Dato’Seri Maria Amor Torres
  51. “My mother’s gifts of courage to me were both large and small. The latter are woven so subtly into the fabric of my psyche that I can hardly distinguish where she stops and I begin.”    –Maya Angelou
  52. “The woman who is my best friend, my teacher, my everything: Mom.”    –Sandra Vischer
  53. “There’s no substitute for a mother’s warmth on a wintry night!”    –Mukesh Kwatra
  54. “However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.”       –Valerie Harper
  55. “We mothers have a wonderfully precious and truly powerful role to play in the future self-images of our daughters. The truth is, the most effective way to inculcate in our daughters a fighting chance at life-long self-love and empowerment is not in the books we read to them, or the workshops we send them to, or the media we do or do not expose them to, or even the things we tell them, rather it is in the reflection of self-love and empowerment they see in us, their mothers. The model of our own empowerment gives our daughters permission to be powerful. Of course, culture and societal norms mold our view of ourselves as women, but the beliefs and behaviors of our mothers are far more influential.”     –Melia Keeton-Digby
  56. “That’s what being a mother is, isn’t it? Waiting for a rounded belly to tighten in readiness; listening for the sound of hunger in the moonlit hours; hearing an eager voice call even in the camouflage of traffic, loud music, and whirring machines. It’s looking at every door, every phone, and every approaching silhouette and feeling that slight lift, that tickle of opportunity to be again—mother.”         –Nadia Hashimi
  57. “A fearful sob suddenly rises in my throat as I think of what it will be like without her, to not have her warm chest to lie against, to not have her kind face to look into, lost in a darkness without a mother to turn to and her here, daughterless.”      –Annie Fisher
  58. “You cannot commit the folly of underestimating the power of a mother.”     –Girdhar Joshi
  59. “The Lord gives a good many things twice over, but he don’t give ye a mother but once.”   – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  60. “My mother was the greatest philosopher. I am nothing but a reflection of her imagination.”    –Debasish Mridha
  61. “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.”    –Maya Angelou
  62. “All too soon the garden of childhood is paved cold with the asphalt roads of adulthood. And while it is not within her power to halt this unrelenting progression, a mother can diligently guard this most precious garden and insure that the roads become gentle paths that wind through it instead of byways that kill it.”    – Craig D. Lounsbrough
  63. “My mother is a living angel; she is always protecting me with the wings of her love.”    – Debasish Mridha
  64. “Being a mother is not about ‘birthing a child into the world.’ Rather, it is about repeatedly ‘birthing into the child’ a steady sense of their inestimable worth, a prized understanding of their authentic self, a conviction that the impossible is largely the stuff of myth, and an utterly unwavering belief that the cold actions of men never represent the warm heart of God. It is the relentless act of birthing these things into the innermost soul of a thirsty child that makes a woman a mother.”       –Craig D. Lounsbrough
  65. “You are never old enough to lose your mother.”        –Linda Kinnamon RN
  66. “No matter how old you are, you always want your mother’s love and acceptance. I guess I’m hoping one day I’ll get it back.”    – Hilary Grossman
  67. “We all intuitively know that a mother’s love is crucial to the creation of a well-adjusted human and that we are all born with an instinctive expectation of receiving unconditionally selfless love from our mother.” –Jeremy Griffith
  68. “She’s my hero. Everything good and decent that I am is because of my mother.”      –Katie Ashley
  69. “The only thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” -Theodore Hesburgh
  70. “If you knew how great is a mother’s  love, you would have no fear.”     –M. Barrie
  71. “I’ve yet to find another soul who believes in me with the same fervency as my mother.”    –Richelle E. Goodrich
  72. “Take a child away from a mother and she will bring the world to its knees for justice to be served.”   –Soroosh Shahrivar
  73. “Even more than the time when she gave birth, a mother feels her greatest joy when she hears others refer to her son as a wise learned one.”    –Thiruvalluvar
  74. “If you remember yourself, you will remember me. I am always a part of you. I am your mother.”   –Emma Michaels
  75. “Mothers care in volumes of tears and earnestness of prayers and a depth of emotion others cannot fathom.” –Richelle E. Goodrich
  76. “A woman’s endurance enabled your first breath.”    –Unarine Ramaru
  77. “A godly mother loves God with all her heart, soul, mind, and strength, and teaches her children to do the same.”    –Elizabeth George
  78. “My mother remains unmatched in quality, competent in business process, and is never contested for any faults”   – Priyavrat Thareja
  79. “If you honour your mother, the Mother of the Universe will guard you against harm.”    –Sathya Sai Baba
  80. “Mother’s hug- The only drug that works every time, costs nothing and has no side effects.”   – Hassaan Ali
  81. “A Godly mother`s seed of faith yields a bounty of faithfulness.”    –Jaachynma N.E. Agu
  82. “A wholesome mother knows the software to delete, download, upgrade and upload for the best results.”   –Jaachynma N.E. Agu
  83. “Mother said to me that the angels must have been watching over me when I found you, and that’s the way I feel.”    –Glenda Helms
  84. “No one is blessed to love more than one to the peak level except mother!”    –Nelson Jack
  85. “No man can protect you like your father, No women can love you like your mother.” –Pradeepa Pandiyan
  86. “A true mother is known for her compassion, love and passion; she is everly dedicated to her calling.” –Jaachynma N.E. Agu
  87. To My Mother
    You too, my mother, read my rhymes
    For love of unforgotten times,
    And you may chance to hear once more
    The little feet along the floor.”      ― Robert Louis Stevenson
  88. “Mom is my best friend not because she is my mom, but because-
    She is the one who understand me without my saying,
    She is the one who can read my eyes,
    she is the one who can read my painful heart,
    She is the one who can give love without any return,
    She is the one who never leave my hand no matter how much i fight with her,
    She is the one who never complains for anything you do to her,
    She is the one with whom i can share everything without fear,
    She is my best guide,
    She fight for me when i am innocent,
    She trust me who others don’t,
    This is why She is the one who is my Best Friend. Love you mom…”      ― Debolina Bhawal
  89. She was my mother and she would not leave me. This I had simply accepted and expected. I had no more thanked her for it than i did the sun for shining on me.”      ― Khaled Hosseini
  90. “Appreciate your mom. She is wiser than you think and stronger than you know. Be thankful.”     – Steve Maraboli
  91. “your mother is the longest magic show you will ever see
    no one knows how her face is target practice for her partner and
    a shield for her children
    how she makes a mouthful of blood disappear
    erases bruises
    hardens teeth
    how she wakes up and dresses her children before
    dressing her wounds”     ― Nia Afyah
  92. “My mother is a poem that I could never write for she deserves multitudes; all of praise.”      –Sinovuyo
    Nkonki
  93. “God begins molding a mother after His own heart on the inside–in the inner woman and her heart–and then works outward.”     ― Elizabeth George
  94. “Always remember, wherever you are, whether near or far, you had a mother who really, really loved you. The original mother. Once you’ve found your true inner guru you can never again be divided. Perfect union with the divine, through the grace of your real teacher, transcends time, space, death and all worldly limitations. Your real teacher is the original mother – regardless in which manifest or non-manifest form, or gender, she appears. The one who nurtures you and the one who also, out of wisdom and compassion, corrects you if you are misguided.”       –Zeena Schreck
  95. “A mother isn’t the person who births you; it’s the person who rears you and shows you love.”   –Raquel Cepeda
  96. “If your best friend truly is the person who knows you completely and loves you anyway, wouldn’t that be your mother?”    ― Richelle E. Goodrich
  97. “Your mother holds you skin on skin and when you enter this world, feeds you with her own body; skin on skin. Your father runs his fingers over your tear-stained cheek, presses his lips to your forehead; skin on skin. You make love, skin on skin with a man you love, a beautiful man. And then, if you’re lucky your own baby will enter this world and you’ll hold her skin on skin, feed her with your body skin on skin. It’s a magical thing.”        –Madeline Sheehan
  98. “A mother’s love is instinctual, unconditional, and forever.”     ― Revathi Sankaran
  99. “A mother is a child’s first looking glass into the world.”      ― Richelle E. Goodrich
  100. “ And you, Mom. I loved you. You’ve asked if i felt and understood that you loved me. of course I did. And you know this. I loved your love because it kept me safe and happy and wanted, and it existed beyond words and hugs and eyes.”      ― Lisa Genova
  101. “What is more powerful than the love of a mother? Perhaps only God’s hand in answering her earnest pleadings on your behalf.”     ― Richelle E. Goodrich

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